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Tom

Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

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It was a suggestion and I think it's a good one.  Let this thread serve as a place where posters can deliver some of their best photos captured during the warm season.  It can be anything from severe wx, cloud formations, travel pics, basically any sort of weather phenomena or moment that captures the beauty of nature.

 

Post away! 


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:26 AM

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Doesn't do justice but seen this a couple days ago. It was the brightest rainbow I have ever seen. The sun started to disappear right when I went to take my picture. 

 

 

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:28 AM

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Doesn't do justice but seen this a couple days ago. It was the brightest rainbow I have ever seen. The sun started to disappear right when I went to take my picture. 

Did you find a pot of gold???   B)


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:33 AM

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Though this doesn't count, I really wanna get this topic going. Severe weather generally gives us some of the most photogenic shots mother nature has to offer. Here is my pic from May 2016. This storm came about during a marginal risk day, nothing was really expected. Out of nowhere, this supercell explodes over Lancaster county (Lincoln, NE) and darts north over the city where it stalls out and doesn't move. This was the first time I had ever seen the National Weather Service use this strong of wording with hail:

 

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This storm was incredibly powerful. I luckily didn't have any damage, but a few of my friends that lived further south where the bulk of the hail fell are still paying for the damages. A tornado touched down at my friends work as well. With the instability through the roof, the lightning became something out of a movie. Overall, I'd say this is the #1 storm I have ever seen in my life:

 

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EDIT: Not my picture but a buddy of mine got this from his work, it was almost hard to not get a picture of this it was lightning so much:

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:39 AM

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Though this doesn't count, I really wanna get this topic going. Severe weather generally gives us some of the most photogenic shots mother nature has to offer. Here is my pic from May 2016. This storm came about during a marginal risk day, nothing was really expected. Out of nowhere, this supercell explodes over Lancaster county (Lincoln, NE) and darts north over the city where it stalls out and doesn't move. This was the first time I had ever seen the National Weather Service use this strong of wording with hail:

 

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This storm was incredibly powerful. I luckily didn't have any damage, but a few of my friends that lived further south where the bulk of the hail fell are still paying for the damages. A tornado touched down at my friends work as well. With the instability through the roof, the lightning became something out of a movie. Overall, I'd say this is the #1 storm I have ever seen in my life:

That shot is something you would see out of a movie with the best CGI animation!


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:46 AM

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Not my best picture and I missed the time when it was fully condensed right before this. Near Eustace, TX on 4/29/17.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:49 AM

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Another shot of the tornado near Eustace, TX. 4/29/17

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

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McLean, TX 5/16/17

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:33 AM

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McLean, TX 5/16/17. I love how you can see the large hail falling!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

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@NEJeremy, nice pics! Esp the one with the hail falling out of the sky.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

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Those are great pics.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:34 AM

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Not the best picture, but it was a beautiful day in the Badlands yesterday.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

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Not the best picture, but it was a beautiful day in the Badlands yesterday.

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Sorta reminds of my trip to Bryce Canyon last Spring.  Great photo!


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

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My friend in OR sent this picture of Crater Lake in southern OR.  He said its not common to see this much snow in mid June.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:49 PM

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My friend in OR sent this picture of Crater Lake in southern OR.  He said its not common to see this much snow in mid June.


Those regions that are cold on both sides of the globe are having it very cold. If that does shift our way next winter, look out! In MI, I remember those late 70's blockbuster seasons followed by a couple duds. Then wham! '81-82 was an encore performance. I believe still a top 5 winter for many locales.

Winter 2016-17 Snow Total = 52"  (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 Snow Total = 57.4"

Winter 2014-15 Snow Total = 55.3"

Winter 2013-14 Snow Total = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!) wub.png

Winter 2012-13 Snow Total = 47.2"

Winter 2011-12 Snow Total = 43.7"

 

Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014, Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, April 1975, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

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My friend in OR sent this picture of Crater Lake in southern OR.  He said its not common to see this much snow in mid June.


Its crazy how much snow they got out West. Some ski hills are predicted to remain open till early August.
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